Samstag, 19. November 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers ‎– Moonshine & Prohibition

Longtime Folkways recording artists The New Lost City Ramblers perform 17 period songs about liquor, bootlegging, and Prohibition (1917-1933) in the traditional style of southern mountain string bands. As Rambler member Mike Seeger observes in the liner notes, many of the songs appear to have been written by people who knew drink well and were familiar with it's effects. Several of the songs consist of new lyrics commemorating the virtues or evils of alcohol set to familiar melodies of the time. Rambler member John Cohen also contributed to the liner notes, which include an informal history of prohibition in America as well as song lyrics and photos.        

These 1960's versions of songs from the prohibition era will please the musical palette of any old-style country/bluegrass enthusiast. In addition to the skillful performances by The New Lost City Ramblers, these songs have much to say about the attitudes and behavior of folks during this fascinating period of American history.

Tracklist:

A1Virginia Bootlegger
A2Kentucky Bootlegger
A3Bootlegger's Story
A4Drunken Driver
A5Moonshiner
A6Drunkard's Hiccups
A7I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day
A8Goodbye Old Booze
B1Prohibition Is A Failure
B2Old Home Brew
B3I've Still Got 99
B4Whiskey Seller
B5Teetotals
B6Al Smith For President
B7Intoxicated Rat
B8Wreck On The Highway
B9Down To The Stillhouse To Get A Little Cider


The New Lost City Ramblers ‎– Moonshine & Prohibition
(320 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Mickey Bitsko hat gesagt…

I've been a fan of the New Lost City Ramblers for eons and have several of their albums, and was even in a jug band in the early 1970's that was inspired by them, but I've never heard of this one. Thanks very much!

zero hat gesagt…

Wow, that´s great! Hope you enjoy it. Best wishes!

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